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NZQA qualifications

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) qualifications (currently approved for delivery in Kuwait and New Zealand) comprise core compulsory standards representing the competencies required by students, and endorsements recognising the specialised application within the sector. 

Students who enrol in these qualifications can achieve both the ICAO course certificates and NZQA certificate and diplomas.

These programmes are delivered face-to-face either in New Zealand or at an approved international academy, such as at the Australian College of Kuwait in Kuwait City (each location is subject to NZQA approval).

NZQA pathways

Level 5 - Certificate (60 credits)

New Zealand Certificate 
Air Traffic Services

Four unit standards:

  • Air law and operational procedures
  • Aeronautical meterology
    and air navigation 
  • Principles of flight
    and aircraft performance
  • Human performance

Level 6 - Diploma (120-180 credits)

New Zealand Diploma 
Air Traffic Services

Four endorsements:

  • Aerodrome Control
    and Approach Control Procedural
  • Area & Approach Control
    Surveillance and Area
    Control Procedural
  • Oceanic Air-ground
  • Flight Information 

Level 7 - Further study

New Zealand Diploma 
Air Traffic Services

Five endorsements:

  • Aerodrome Control
  • Approach Control Procedural
  • Area Control Surveillance
  • Approach Control
  • Area Control Procedural

Bachelor of Aviation Management
(Massey University)

Credit transfer options available

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